About us

Colloquia is a growing community of academics interested in supporting students, academics, universities and colleges to become “think spaces” that promote curiosity and sustain open and honest dialogue, including about difficult topics, in a respectful and good faith way.
Colloquia is open to students, faculty, and administrators. We are intentionally apolitical as an organization, and community members cross the ideological spectrum from “left” to “right”, including those who choose not to identify politically.

Our team


Martin Drapeau, founding member and member of executive committee

Prof. Drapeau is a licensed clinical psychologist, researcher and full professor of counselling psychology and psychiatry at McGill University. He is the co-director of the Science & Practice in Psychology Research Team. He also has a small private practice as a clinical psychologist and is involved in designing continuing education workshops for professionals. For more information, please visit the website of his research team or his personal website.

Andy Sellwood, founding member and member of executive committee

Prof. Sellwood is currently the Department Head for the Business and Project Management Post-Degree Diploma program at Vancouver Community College. He has a PhD in physics from the University of Cambridge (UK). He is also the moderator of Heterodox Canada (a Heterodox Academy community group).

Melanie Soderstrom, founding member and member of executive committee

Prof. Melanie Soderstrom is an associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of Manitoba, where she studies infant language development. She is active in large scale collaborative research efforts and is the Director of the Baby Language Lab.

Annett Korner, founding member and member of executive committee

Prof. Annett Körner is an Associate Professor in the Counselling Psychology Program and the Department of Oncology at McGill University. She is Director of the Science & Practice in Psychology Research lab at McGill. She also holds appointments as a Researcher at the Lady Davis Institute, the Segal Cancer Centre, and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).